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"divorce yourself from" = separate yourself completely from something

"Unless you divorce yourself from your work, you'll never have time for your wife and family."

"part ways" = separate or break up

"We decided to part ways instead of getting married. There were just too many differences between us."

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Divorce Lawyers
1. Pre-Listening Exercises
2. Listening Exercises
3. Vocabulary
4. Post-Listening Exercises
5. Online Investigations

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difficultdivorceconversationman and woman3:07

1. Pre-Listening Exercises [Top]

What are several reasons why some relationships end in divorce? When there is conflict, what are some ways in repairing and enhancing marital relationships? Are there times when a divorce lawyer may be needed to settle family disputes or breakups?

HELPFUL TIP: Too often, couples go into marriage expecting all bliss; challenges are just a part of life, so just be prepared for the unexpected.


2. Listening Exercises [Top]
Listen to the conversation by pressing the play button and answer the questions. Press the "Final Score" button to check your quiz.

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1. Sharon and Phil been have been married for ________ months.
A. two
B. four
C. six

2. What is one reason why Phil wants to break up and divorce Sharon?
A. Sharon buys and wears very expensive clothing.
B. Sharon places work over her relationship with Phil.
C. Sharon complains about Phil's bathroom habits.

3. One thing that bothers Sharon is that Phil __________.
A. gets together with his old girlfriend two or three times a week
B. carries a picture of his old girlfriend
C. brings up old memories of his old girlfriend

4. Tonya, Phil's sister, thinks that he is really _________.
A. egotistical
B. proud
C. pampered

5. What is one suggestion that Tonya does NOT give Phil?
A. He ought to consult with a divorce lawyer.
B. Phil should avoid serious financial crises.
C. Phil and his wife could get some counseling.

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3. Vocabulary Activities [Top]
Review the key vocabulary from the conversation: [ Why do these? ]

4. Post-Listening Exercises [Top]
Some people assume that love often diminishes over time in a relationship; however, what are at least three things that couples can do to maintain and enhance a loving relationship, whether you have been together for one week or fifty years?

5. Online Investigations - [ What's This? ] [Top]
When problems surface in a relationship, it is often the tendency to talk about our problems with family and friends. However, in many cases, these people might not be the best people with whom to discuss problems because they lack the training to provide the right type of counseling. Therefore, what resources are available in your local community that offer marriage or relationship counseling? Are there any stereotypes or stigmas associated with getting outside help to help people in relationships? Use the Internet to research these questions.

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